$3-million La Plaine Police Station to be commissioned

The new police station
The new police station

The newly constructed La Plaine Police Station is to be commissioned at a ceremony scheduled for Friday, August 14, 2015.

The La Plaine Police Station will greatly enhance law enforcement in the south-east of Dominica.

Prime Minister of Dominica the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Minister for Justice, Immigration and National Security Honourable – Rayburn Blackmoore, Parliamentary Representative for the La Plaine Constituency and Minister for Education and Human Resource Development -Honourable Petter SaintJean will address the ceremony to commission the new station.

Minister Saint-Jean has lamented the need for an appropriate structure to house the LaPlaine Police Station. He said that for too long dwelling houses were rented and converted into police station in his constituency.

“It was just a few years after Hurricane David that the Police Station was demolished. Today we see the construction of a 3.2 million dollar facility in the community and this, indeed, speaks volumes of the kind of investment that the Government, the Labour Party Administration is making in the lives of the people of the south-east community and, of course, the various communities around Dominica by extension,” Honourable Saint Jean stated.

The LaPlaine Police Station serves the villages of LaPlaine, Grand Fond, Morne Journe, Riviere Cyrique, Rosalie and Beotica. The new La Plaine Police Station is financed through a loan from the Dominica Social Security of three million, two hundred and forty-four thousand, one hundred and thirty seven dollars and twelve cents ($3,244,137.12). The firm of A.K. Henderson Ltd. was awarded the construction contract for the project.

The new station has two buildings. The main building is a two-level structure, with the lower level housing administrative offices, holding cells and magistrate’s court. The upper level will house the male and female living quarters. The second building will serve as the Inspector’s quarters.

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27 Comments

  1. X marks my spot
    August 17, 2015

    That cost 3 million dollars.. amm i want to see the expense report

  2. chicken gone ye
    August 15, 2015

    if u want to create a police state u must take care of the police ..fk eveybody else we are just mere civilians who can become sheep if they bribe and frighten us enough …take care of my people,country and children and stop wasting our money on police just to make them more comfortable.as our late african friend,lucky duppy said \”\”all they build is prisons prisons,\”

  3. ma Alexcie/LaPlaine
    August 15, 2015

    She taught me not to steal, lie and cause division but some thing in me I just have to do it LaPlaine pray 4 me

  4. SPEAK MY MIND
    August 15, 2015

    You just cannot please certain Dominicans. Anyway Jesus came and his own received him not either, why would these Dominicans receive one of theirs?

    Build a Sports Stadium in the community, oh they should’ve build the Police Station.
    Build a Church, Skerritt pumping too much money in church because church have money
    Pave roads in one community, why not pave a highway to Guadeloupe?
    Build a school at Newtown, it should’ve been built in Scotts head.
    Are you Dominicans for real, yall are freaking kidding me. Skerritt is a strong guy and strong minded PM because i would’ve tear my xxss open for all you already. Wicked and perverse generation of vipers

  5. Matter of fact
    August 14, 2015

    Unless the lazy ……… at la plaine are replaced nothing will change .
    But no doubt they have a bigger television to drown out the sound of the telephone

  6. lovely lady
    August 14, 2015

    Was it planned that 85% of the playing fields in the south east r unusable and or poorly maintained or unaccessible and a police station to the tune of 3 million is built? Keep the youth idle so we can arrest them??? Just wondering

  7. Peter St. Jean
    August 14, 2015

    FYI Ma Doris is dead…Please let her rest in peace.

  8. Anthony P. Ismael
    August 14, 2015

    What a lovely porch for dominoes. We the officers of this station, shall police the community while playing our dominoes and drinking our rum.

    • The Real Facts
      August 14, 2015

      They deserve to be relaxed if they are not On Call. They should enjoy the balcony and make the most of it. Do you think it is only for looking out? As a lookout? :lol: :lol: :lol:

  9. Jack
    August 14, 2015

    Why do we have to pray ? Who taught us how to pray , did our Ancestors know about jesus in Africa. ? Why did jesus not teach us how to feed our selves? Why are we at the bottom begging for every thing. Do jesus wants us to remain bottom feeders. Jesus said be the head and not the tail why are we the tail.

    • Anthony P. Ismael
      August 14, 2015

      You know quite a bit for a man who doesn’t believe in God, Mr. Salisbury Farmer, also know as… :-P :-P :-P

  10. FT Poh
    August 13, 2015

    i thought the same my brother..lol well i dont blame em..id do the same in these times…btw FT Poh was here

  11. The Real Facts
    August 13, 2015

    I love that new building. You know what the weather could be like. Therefore, maintain it properly. Approximately every 5 years, give it a new coat of paint to keep its beauty.
    If you want the Spirit of God to reign in your premises, I hope it is blest and also with Holy Water. Invite the parish Priest to perform this blessing.

  12. so true
    August 13, 2015

    WHY? So many roads are in disrepair! Is there a lot of crime in La Plaine? What about the pollution from the pig farm in the area? 1 billion in debt! Just maybe the people in charge should be in a mental hospital! -what about Princess Margaret hospital! So much stupiditity!!!!!

  13. 4-cars
    August 13, 2015

    It’s hard to tell a police station building from a school building. Why is it that the designs/styles are the same? DNO, why don’t you post my comments? Is this a communist state run medium? :twisted:

    • MyPalRepKaTwavay
      August 14, 2015

      If they had build it with a pointy roof, you would have said it looking like a church.. built it with straw, it looking like a barn, build it more fancy, you would say why they spend so much money on a police station.. nahhhh man

      • Leve Dubout
        August 15, 2015

        Ee paka twavay hod sportsfields la, doh..yoh tout kwazay. Ee ka Samn Peppa sala lay tout Jenn boug allay lajol

  14. son of the soil
    August 13, 2015

    n with out a handicapp ramp

  15. marcua
    August 13, 2015

    When are you going to build one in Sourriere?

  16. new york dominica
    August 13, 2015

    linton u lie give me a break building materials are not cheap stop telling lies

  17. linton wants to b pm
    August 13, 2015

    highway rubbery. I built my house and its same sz for about 400,000. this lil thing for over 3million plus

    • The Real Facts
      August 13, 2015

      That is nonsense. You cannot compare your house to the police station.
      I should not even ask but I will. How many bedrooms and washrooms of all your house has?

      • marcua
        August 14, 2015

        I absolutely agree with Linton wants to b pm. This building does not warrant a 3 million cost. We could gave had St least 6 police stations fir that price!

        There is no way that this building should cost that amount. I estimate that the cost should be circa half a million dollars.

        Who is profiting from these constructions.

      • Really
        August 14, 2015

        Don’t these police stations have re-enforced cells also and have to be built according to int specs? I cannot understand why so many childish and petty comments (like highway “rubbery”). You hear words but cannot put it into context.

    • August 13, 2015

      Guess your house has a Charge Office, interrogation room, exhibit roon, a magistrates court, public restrooms, an Inspectors Quarters, cells with bath, Sergeants office to name a few.

      My son Ron always told me that supporters of his party (UWP) will criticise anything, whether what they say makes sense or not. He told me, “Let Jesus Christ come to Dominica in human form and see the criticisms they will level against him”.

      • Ma Alexis/ La Plaine
        August 14, 2015

        Is a police station development??
        Cells for our youth??
        What about a school? A youth center? Sports fields?

      • The Real Facts
        August 14, 2015

        Some of them already criticize Jesus Christ, their (our) God, King, Savior and Judge. They have lemaire (hope I spelt this correctly).
        They criticize anything. It is as if they are getting paid for it. This is why I brand them as being unfair and biased. I can see through them, by their writing. They are not even doing UWP a favor; more harm than good.

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